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The irresistible CCL17: New role for the allergy driver: It influences signal transmission in the brain
A team of scientists led by the University of Bonn has now discovered a completely new function: CCL17 also influences signal transmission in the brain. A high level of CCL17 in the blood is regarded by doctors as a diagnostic marker of ongoing allergic reactions such as atopic eczema. The scientists additionally stimulated CCL17 production by simulating an infection using a substance contained in bacterial cell membranes.
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